What To Watch In January
What to watch in January
The Devil inside
Due for Release January 6th
Directed by William Brent Bell and starring Fernanda Andrade, Simon Quarterman, Evan Helmuth
In Italy, a young woman becomes involved in a series of unauthorised exorcisms during her mission to discover what happened to her mother, who allegedly murdered three people during her own exorcism.
This sub-genre of horror has been with us for a while now and is out there to make the weak of constitution jump out of their seats and spill their popcorn! And I'm sure that this film will have it's moments. But until film makers/writers can find some other way of combining fear with a new storyline to make us think a little more, I think these type of films have nearly had their day.
The Iron Lady
Due for Release January 13th
Directed by Phyllida Lloyd and starring Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Richard E. Grant
A look at the life of Margaret Thatcher, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, with a focus on the price she paid for power. What I am hoping for from this film is a biopic of a woman who defied many conventions to put herself in a position to be shot down every time she opened her mouth or walked out of her famous black door. This is another opportunity for British actors to show what a brilliant job they can do telling a story on screen without the need for pyrotechnics! My political allegiances won't be changed (I don't have any) but may be some respect for a unique woman will be gained.
Due for Release January 20th
When human forces discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan clans, a war to eradicate both species commences. The vampire warrioress Selene leads the battle against humankind. There is no doubting that the majority of red blooded males will be anticipating highly the proposition of Kate Beckinsale easing herself back in to skin tight leather Death Dealer outfit, me included! But is a fourth incarnation two too many? The Vampire genre is one that seems it will run and run as we don't seem to be able to get enough of the many variations that are out there! My hope is that with the return of Selene the franchise can be raised up from the lowered level that Rise Of The Lycans slumped to.
We Need To Talk About Kevin
Due for Release January 27th
Directed by Lynne Ramsay and starring Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller The mother of a teenage boy who went on a high-school killing spree tries to deal with her grief - and feelings of responsibility for her child's actions. Tilda Swinton's visually striking looks are taken away to show us a woman at the edge of her compassion and ability to cope with her only son. A position that no woman wants to put in. And here we have John C Reilly given the opportunity to show us his talents a serious credible actor, something I am looking forward to seeing. This is definitely a story for the more cerebral film goer and one I can't wait to see.